Help!!!


#1

In Mark 9:40, Jesus says: “For he who is not against us is for us.”

In Luke 11:23, He says: “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”

So what is he saying about neutral people? Are they for Christ? Or against Christ?


#2

Christ is clear there are no neutral people. If you are not with Him, you are against Him.


#3

[quote=Swiss Guard]Christ is clear there are no neutral people. If you are not with Him, you are against Him.
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:yup:


#4

[quote=batteddy]In Mark 9:40, Jesus says: “For he who is not against us is for us.”
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The people referred to in this quote are healing in Jesus’ name without permission. They are anything but neutral.


#5

I agree with Swiss Gaurd, but I would add that the same fact stated in the positive as opposed to the negative must also be true:

If you are not against him, then you must BY DEFAULT be with Him. There is not in between, no matter how hard you try.

The two statements compliment each other to mean that there ARE NO NEUTRAL…

You are either for Christ, or against Him…whether you know it consciously or not.

You are either in a State of Grace, or you are not. You are either going to heaven, or you are going to hell. You are either Good or Evil. You are either in the Church (whether visibly or invisibly) or you are not.

You cannot be in between. If you claim to not be for Him, you BY DEFAULT, must mean you are against him.

And if you claim to not be against him, then BY DEFAULT, you must be for him.

There is no in between either way, is what I think it might mean. The statements are not contradictory, but rather complimentary: There is no neutral person. You are either for or against him, and if you are not one thing…you are by default the other.

A person may try to wiggle out of it with logic by saying: “I am not against Christ…therefore, I am for him. But I am not for him either, so I am against him. Its contradictory!”

But they are assuming that they can be niether. But in reality they can’t. They are either objectively for, or objectively against.


#6

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